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[MOD] Age of Heroes (Beta) - All-in-one pack 0.9

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Feb 2016 -- Updated for compatibility with CM Patch 1.50 by Flix

 

The following descriptions are the same as the README.TXT included in the download)

 

Sacred 2 Mod: Age of Heroes V0.9b

Forum thread:

http://darkmatters.org/forums/index.php?/topic/19414-sacred-2-age-of-heroes-mod/

(Changelogs will be maintained in forum thread)

 

 

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Requirments

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1) CLIENT VERSION: Ice & Blood v2.65.x

2) CM Patch: v130

 

Additional Note:

This mod *WILL NOT* replace any existing item/texture/creature/whatever.

It will only *ADD STUFF* on top of whatever already existed.

 

This mod is intended for Sacred 2 Original + Expansion + CM Patch v130.

Not guarantee to work if any additional mods are installed.

 

If this installtion doesn't work due to other mod installed, then please wait

another week or so, until I release step by step instruction to add this mod,

without conflicting with any other mod.

 

 

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Description

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As the title suggested, this mod aims to fill Ancaria with heroes (the 7

playable races/classes)...you are not alone anymore!

This purpose is achieved by:

1) Spawning additional monsters throughout Ancaria, in disguise of heroes.

2) Heroes are summoned to fight alongside with you, as your minions, whenever

Godspell is casted.

 

 

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Spawned Heroes

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Heroes will be spawned at chosen major locations throughout Ancaria.

 

They will be spawned with random equipments of random color and random models.

 

Those randomly spawned weapons and armors all have the same stats and do not

form any set bonus.

 

As of this release, the random equipments cover ALL model and color variation

exists in Sacred 2 + Expansion + CM Patch v130 (according to itemtypes.txt).

 

They will be either spawned with mount, or on-foot.

 

All heroes have skills that reduce dualwield penalty.

All heroes have skills that reduce mounted penalty.

 

All these heroes will have CHANCE to resurrect for ONCE. After all, they are

heroes!

 

They are able to use majority of the CA, some are excluded for various reasons.

Detailed list of all CA available to all heroes can be found in "Additional

Notes" section.

Example 1: Since AI can't switch weapons, BeeEffGee is removed because it is

just a waste of casting.

Example 2: Since AI can spam spell, those buffs that decrease regens are

removed.

Example 3: Some CA will cause bug (Instill Belief will make everyone at peace

with everyone else);

Example 4: Some CA uses up too much resources...

 

In this release, heroes have the following relationships:

"Good" Heroes: Seraphim, Temple Guardian, Dryad.

"Chaos" Hero: Dragon Mage.

"Evil" Heroes: Inquisitor, Shadow Warrior, High Elf.

 

Good heroes will attack wild monster, Evil Heroes, Chaos Hero, and Evil Player.

Chaos hero will attack everyone, except other Chaos hero.

Evil heroes will attack wild monster, Good Heroes, Chaos Hero, and Good Player.

 

It is *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED* that you try this mod out in BRONZE difficulty

FIRST!

After you tried it out in BRONZE, slowly increase the difficulty level to the

one you are able to handle.

Please, I insist...don't come crying if you lose your hardcore character! They

spam spells like crazy.

 

 

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Spawn Location

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Refer to the "Spawn Location.jpg" file.

The big WHITE circle on the bottom right = Thylisium.

There are 2 RED circle, 2 GREEN circle, and 2 YELLOW circle.

One set at the middle left of the screen, another set at the upper right.

GREEN = Good heroes.

YELLOW = Chaos heroes.

RED = Evil heroes.

 

Notice that all the spawn locations are near Portals, for your convenience.

 

 

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God Spell Heroes

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God Spell is one of the least used spell...

This mod will incur the following changes to God Spell:

- All God Spells are changed to have the same effects of God Spell: Nature.

- All God Spells' cooldown is reduced from 15mins to 5mins.

- Whenever you cast God Spell, three heroes will be summoned to your side as

your minion. Seraphim + High Elf + Dyrad.

- You can control these minions by using Shift + Left Click on monsters.

- You can also change their behavior using "\" or "/" (default keys).

- They will stay with you until they are killed, or you exit game.

- They will spawn with random armors and weapons.

- They are on-foot only. (If you wish, you can make them mounted, but it

requires changing Creature.txt)

- They spam spells like spawned heroes.

- Whenever 0 out of 3 is killed, casting God Spell will not add any minion.

- Whenever 1 or 2 out of 3 is killed, casting God Spell MAYBE/MAYBE NOT add

3 minions. So it is possible to have maximum of 5 minions at a time.

- Whenever 3 out of 3 is killed, casting God Spell will certainly add 3

minions.

 

These minions are designed to be:

- stronger than normal monsters, but weaker than elite monsters.

- slightly higher survivability, weak damage but spam spells.

 

Reasoning:

For normal/elite monsters, you alone should be strong enough already...

So, they are just there for some fun, not to help out too much.

You can just use them to slaughter normal monsters, and maybe help out

a little whenever there's some elite.

 

For boss battles, low survivability minions are useless, they die very quickly

after you summon them. So these minions are designed to be able to survive

longer, and spam spells to help you debuff/disable the boss. They don't deal

very high damage, so that you are still the main actor.

 

 

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Changes to Spells

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All spells which deal damage on enemy, will have an additional effect:

If an enemy is killed by a spell, it will be thrown into the air for a

brief moment, for better ragdoll effect! (just like Titan Quest!)

 

 

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Installation

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1) Backup your heroes save files!

2) Browse to [sacred 2 installation directory]\scripts\.

3) Backup the following files:

- server\blueprint.txt

- server\creatures.txt

- server\equipsets.txt

- server\spawn.txt

- server\weaponpool.txt

- shared\spells.txt

4) Overwrite the original files with the files included in "Install Scripts"

folder.

That's all!

 

***DON'T LOG INTO GAME YET***

***READ POSSIBLE PROBLEM SECTION***

 

 

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Possible Problem

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Due to major changes and overwriting of "shared\spells.txt", the first time

loading after this installation, will be slightly longer. Mileage might vary

according to your computer spec.

 

Due to major changes and overwriting of "shared\spells.txt", MAYBE/MAYBE NOT

you will encounter the following "weirdness":

After you log into game, none of the monsters/npcs/characters can move.

 

This is the solution:

After installation, DO NOT play the game using the same difficulty.

Example, if you are now in SILVER difficulty, just change it to BRONZE or

anything else except SILVER.

You will be able to load successfully into game and everything will be fine.

After that, just "Save and Exit", and log back to your desired difficulty.

 

You only need to do this ONCE,

no matter how many different characters you have,

no matter how many difficulty you have unlocked,

no matter whatever...

only one time, and everything can be proceeded like normal.

 

That's all for the weirdness.

Please refer to "Feedback" section if you encounter anything more than this.

 

 

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Known Issue

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All heroes will cast CA whenever they can, except one class: Inquisitor.

I am unable to find an existing AI that will make it cast any CA.

I need to create a custom AI to make it cast CA, which will be included in

future release.

 

 

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Feedback

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Your feedback is very important to me!

I need to know if you encounter any problem or error, so that my mod will not

waste other player's time! I'll try to fix all bug as soon as possible, but

usually I am not available until weekends sad.gif

 

If you successfully loaded and saw those heroes in action, you are welcome to

post a screenshot or two! Press "P" to pause, turn your camera around for the

best shot! Or keep tapping "P" to see all of them in slow-mo!

 

Please post your bug report at the following thread:

http://darkmatters.org/forums/index.php?/topic/19414-sacred-2-age-of-heroes-mod/

 

Suggestions and comments are welcome too!

Or, if you need some small tweaks, you can ask and I'll try to include it in the

main forum thread, so that everyone will be benefited.

 

 

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Additional Notes

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In this release, I have added some skills/bonuses to all spawned heroes and

minions. But I am not sure if they are "balanced". So probably they are

overpowered, or maybe they are underpowered...not sure. Let me know if you

feel they are too strong or too weak.

 

I hope to achieve fine balance around version 1.0 (out of beta).

 

Following is the list of CA available to heroes (9 CAs each):

 

Seraphim:

Pelting Strikes

Assailing Somersault

Dashing Alacrity

Baneful Smite

Radiant Pillar

Hallowed Restoration

Archangel's Wrath

Flaring Nova

Divine Protection

 

Shadow Warrior:

Demonic Blow

Scything Sweep

Ruinous Onslaught

Rousing Command

Frenzied Rampage

Belligerent Vault

Augmenting Guidon

Spectral Hand

Shadow Veil

 

Dryad:

Darting Assault

Forest Flight

Dust Devil

Ravaged Impact

Twisted Torment

Black Curse

Edaphic Lances

Tangled Vine

Goldenglade Touch

 

High Elf:

Ancestral Fireball

Blazing Tempest

Incendiary Shower

Frost Flare

Glacial Thorns

Raging Nimbus

Cascading Shroud

Cobalt Strike

Shadow Step

 

Inquisitor:

Callous Execution

Ruthless Mutilation

Frentic Fervor

Levin Array

Clustering Maelstorm

Raving Thrust

Dislodged Spirit

Inexorable Subjugation

Eruptive Desecration

 

Temple Guardian:

Dedicated Blow

Battle Extension

Deathly Spears

Amplifying Discharge

Furious Emblazer

Jolting Touch

Archimedes Beam

Propelled Levitation

Primal Mutation

 

Dragon Mage:

Dragon Strike

Eternal Fire

Destroyer

Gust of Wind

Magic Barrier

Tornado

Mind Strike

Energy Blaze

Maelstorm

 

 

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Version Plan

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1.0

Heroes should be balanced with proper CA/Skills/Bonuses.

Add/Adjust spawn points.

 

1.1 to 1.9

Solves minor annoyances, add/adjusts spawn, fine-tuning balance.

 

2.0f

Final release.

After which, ancient lurker (that's me) will creep back into its abyss once

again...


What's New in Version 0.9

Released

  • Feb 2016 -- Updated for compatibility with CM Patch 1.50 by Flix
  • Sept 12, 2011
  • v0.2:
  • - First beta released
  • Sept 13 2011
  • v0.3
  • - Removed unnecessary scripts
  • - Improved spawn location and density
  • - Dryad is added
  • - WEARGROUP_DRYADIN is added
  • - Solved all known weird issues.
  • Sept 17, 2011
  • - All 7 playable races are added.
  • - Technical Data removed as separate download.
  • - True random armor and weapon, includes all possible armor and weapon variation .
  • Sept 25, 2011
  • - Major changes in God Spell: you get heroes as your controllable minions now!
  • - Improved randomness of weapon generation.
  • - Added bonuses and skills to heroes as first step towards balance.



User Feedback

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Hello unknowngst !

 

To start, Thanks so much for your Modd, it's so good ! (Sorry for my english, I'm french, I do not speak the language properly)

 

I found this modd really fun, it gave me more flavor to the game that I had already!

 

Yet I wonder, will there be a new version where more enemy heroes will be invoked?

 

Again thank you for your work, it's my favorite Modd.

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